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New teachers hired for fall
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A summary of items approved Monday by the USD 428 school board:
• Approved the low bid for copy paper, from Unisource from Wichita, for $25,456.
• Approved the low bid for roofing Washington Early Education Center, for $95,761, from Geisler Roofing of Concordia.
• Accepted gifts totaling $2,984 from Sunflower Bank, through its ABC program, with various amounts going to each school; $300 from the BMI Philanthropy Committee to Barton County Special Service’s Autism Interdisciplinary Team to help with Student Support Group efforts; and $6,000 from the Golden Belt Community Foundation to the Walking School Bus initiative fund at Riley School.
• Approved next year’s fees, with no change.
• Approved next year’s breakfast and lunch prices, with no change except for a 5 cent increase for adults’ meals.
• Approved this year’s mile reimbursement to qualified parents/guardians who live 2.5 miles or more from their assigned attendance center, for transporting their students to school. The rate is 36 cents per mile, for a total of $99,735. The decrease from 46 cents last year was based on the average price of gasoline.
• Accepted a grant for a state-funded after-school program, Kansas Reading Roadmap. If it is successful this year and the state funding continues, the board may want to extend it into a summer school program in 2016.
• Approved teacher resignations from: Jay Black, social students teacher at GBHS; Kathryn George, special ed teacher at GBHS; Kathryn Jackson, GBMS science teacher; Nicole Jeffrey, speech-language pathologist for Special Services Cooperative; Ashley Riley, interrelated adaptive special ed teacher at Eisenhower Elementary; and Nicoll Weigel, sixth grade teacher at Eisenhower.
• Approved the administrative appointment of Daryl Moore, assistant principal at GBHS.
• Approve new teachers: Janae Bonham, 1st grade, Jefferson Elementary; Cathy Lewis, English language arts at GBMS; Donna Nett, special ed adaptive teacher at GBHS; Ted Schmid, biology teacher, GBHS; Michael Specht, special ed teacher at GBHS; Angela Tremain, 6th grade, Jefferson Elementary; Andrea Vegter, GBMS math; Rachel Harder-Clawson, 3rd grade, Eisenhower Elementary; Hannah Seiwert, speech language; Eric Steiner, special ed, GBHS; and Lauren Turner, special ed, Eisenhower.